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  The press have spoken and A Plague Tale: Innocence is "memorable", "one of a kind" and "a masterpiece"
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05/23/2019
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

As rats herald the plague, perfect scores and brilliant reviews have heralded the release of A Plague Tale: Innocence with press, players, and influencers making their love known. With tens of thousands of concurrent viewers on Twitch, Must Buy ratings from some of YouTube’s biggest gaming stars, and reviews calling it “incredible”, the “sleeper hit of the year”, and “outstanding”, Asobo’s new IP debut has had a stunning impact. See it all in the new Accolade Trailer, released today.

With audiences more interested than ever in strong narratives and compelling single-player experiences, A Plague Tale has captured hearts and minds with the dramatic story of Amicia and Hugo De Rune crossing through hell to find safety. A “triumphant” and “thrilling” story has been appreciated alongside the terror and horror of the rats that never let up, and “excellent” gameplay to create something that, as one critic put it, is “as close to perfect as games can get.”

Focus Home Interactive and Asobo Studio are delighted with the reaction and can’t wait to hear the thoughts and feelings of the players as they dive into Amicia and Hugo’s dark world.

A Plague Tale: Innocence is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.  

 

Developer:

Asobo Studio

Publisher:

Focus Home Interactive

Platforms:

PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Genre:

Action/Adventure

Release date:

14/05/2019  

ABOUT THE GAME

Follow the grim tale of young Amicia and her little brother Hugo, in a heartrending journey through the darkest hours of history. Hunted by Inquisition soldiers and surrounded by unstoppable swarms of rats, Amicia and Hugo will come to know and trust each other. As they struggle to survive against overwhelming odds, they will fight to find purpose in this brutal, unforgiving world.  

KEY FEATURES

  • An original story featuring two young orphans on the run from the Inquisition.
  • A gameplay that blends action and adventure phases.
  • Survive against an great danger: supernatural swarms of rats that appeared with the great plague
About Asobo Studio

Asobo Studio is a French video game development company based in Bordeaux, France, founded in 2002 and 100% independent. The studio has developed 20 video games so far for both consoles and PC (Pixar’s Ratatouille, critically acclaimed Guinness World Record winner FUEL, Monopoly Plus…) and recently brought support to AAA development (Quantum Break, ReCore, The Crew2…). Asobo Studio includes some of the most prestigious worldwide publishers among its partners such as Disney•Pixar, Codemasters, Ubisoft, Microsoft, Focus Home Interactive… The team also created 3 out of the 7 launch titles for Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition: our holographic games and application (Fragments, Young Conker & HoloTour) are now available on the Windows store for all HoloLens owners. The studio currently employs about 160 full-time developers. In continuation of the creative partnership with Microsoft, Asobo Studio is also working on original video game IPs, from which A Plague Tale: Innocence, as well as other unannounced projects.

More information on the website: www.asobostudio.com     

About Focus Home Interactive

Focus Home Interactive is a French publisher based in Paris, France. Known for the quality, diversity and originality of its catalogue, Focus has published and distributed original titles (Vampyr, Farming Simulator, Call of Cthulhu, Insurgency: Sandstorm,…) that have become benchmark titles worldwide, available both in store and for download across the world. Focus publishes games on all major platforms, consoles and PC. The publisher's catalogue will get even richer the coming months and years with eagerly awaited games such as The Surge 2, MudRunner 2, GreedFall and many more.

More information on the website: www.focus-home.com  

   

© 2019 Asobo Studio and Focus Home Interactive. A Plague Tale: Innocence is developed by Asobo Studio and published by Focus Home Interactive. A Plague Tale: Innocence and its logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Focus Home Interactive. The game and technology are the property of Asobo Studio. All rights reserved.